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'Harry Potter & the Cursed Child' is Opening in NYC!

'Harry Potter & the Cursed Child' is Opening in NYC!

Attention Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling‘s hit play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming to Broadway!

The play – which originally debuted at London’s West End – will open at Lyric Theatre in Spring 2018.

After Cirque du Soleil’s show Paramour finishes using the theater in April, millions of dollars of renovations will take place, including a smaller, more intimate theater space.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – set 19 years after the last Harry Potter book ended – is directed by John Tiffany and based on an original story by Jack Thorne.

J.K. said in a statement, “I’m delighted we are one step closer in bringing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway and very excited by the proposed plans.”

Click here to read Emma Watson‘s review of the play!

'Fantastic Beasts' Stars Premiere Movie in New York!

'Fantastic Beasts' Stars Premiere Movie in New York!

The release of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is inching closer and closer and seeing the stars at the New York premiere is getting us SO excited!

Eddie Redmayne and Ezra Miller were among the actors who walked the red carpet at the world premiere held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Thursday (November 10) in New York City.

Also in attendance were stars Zoe Kravitz, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Faith Wood-Blagrove, and writer JK Rowling. Earlier in the day, the cast attended a press conference for the film.

Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch and Eddie‘s wife Hannah also walked the carpet, among others!

FYI: Zoe is wearing an Alexander McQueen dress.

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'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Franchise Will Have Five Films!

'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Franchise Will Have Five Films!

We are loving this new poster for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

Author J.K. Rowling also just revealed that the story will play out in five films during a special Facebook Live Q&A on Thursday (October 13) in London, England.

“.@jk_rowling has just confirmed the magic continues in a total of FIVE MOVIES! We can’t wait! #FantasticBeasts,” the official movie account tweeted.

Stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, and Dan Fogler were also in attendance, as were Colin Farrell and Jon Voight via satellite from Los Angeles.

Fantastic Beasts opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander (Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures.

Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Don’t forget – the film hits theaters on November 18. Watch the stream below:


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J.K. Rowling Releases Last 'Magic in North America' Installment

J.K. Rowling Releases Last 'Magic in North America' Installment

Are you ready to read the third and final Magic in North America short story from J.K. Rowling?!

The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) just dropped on pottermore.com and explores the roots of America’s secret wizarding governing body and is available exclusively

It also “reveals how MACUSA was formed and tracks the odyssey of its various headquarters as it moved from an enchanted edifice in the Appalachian Mountains to Williamsburg, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.; and, finally, to New York City, where it was magically modified to be hidden from No-Majs (the American term for Muggles).”

In addition, The Magical Congress of the United States of America references the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which hits theaters on November 18.

J.K. Rowling Creates a 'Harry Potter' Patronus Test - Find Out Yours!

J.K. Rowling Creates a 'Harry Potter' Patronus Test - Find Out Yours!

Now you can find out your very own Patronus animal!

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has revealed a test you can take, which she took “ages ago” and learned that hers was a pine marten.

But it’s changed since then!

“As many of you have now realised, the @pottermore Patronus Test is finally live!” J.K. tweeted. “I took the @pottermore test (which I wrote) ages ago when it was a work in progress and got a pine marten Patronus. I was happy, because…… my fondness for weaselly creatures is well documented. However, when we finalised the @pottermore test last week I took it again…… and found that it had changed (which, as we know, can happen). My new Patronus has personal associations and I like it even better…… so as far as I’m concerned, the @pottermore test works! Here’s my Patronus…It’s a heron :)”

Go take the test over at Pottermore.com.

Evanna Lynch & Eddie Redmayne Support J.K. Rowling's Charity

Evanna Lynch & Eddie Redmayne Support J.K. Rowling's Charity

Evanna Lynch strikes a pose while attending J.K. Rowling‘s Lumos Fundraiser on Saturday (September 17) in London, England.

The 25-year-old Harry Potter alum was joined by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star Eddie Redmayne, as well as Coldplay singer Chris Martin.

Meanwhile, it was just announced that Eddie will take to Entertainment Weekly‘s PopFest stage to screen exclusive footage from Fantastic Beasts on Sunday, October 30, the second day of the two-day ultimate pop culture event.

Tickets are available to the general public at EWPopFest.com.

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J.K. Rowling Is Going to Release Three More 'Harry Potter' Books!

J.K. Rowling Is Going to Release Three More 'Harry Potter' Books!

J.K. Rowling just announced that she’s going to release three more Harry Potter books on Pottermore!

The new writings will be released as short eBooks called Pottermore Presents and will feature original writings from J.K. as well as information from the Pottermore archives.

The series is intended to supplement the original novels and will detail the inner works of the Ministry of Magic, the history of the Azkaban prison and the second wizarding war.

The books, titled Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide; Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists; and Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, are all set to be released on September 3rd!